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Scenes and street views of Wellington City, Harbour and Botanical Gardens.

'Wellington Capital City of New Zealand'
‘Presented by The New Zealand Government Publicity Office.’

Wellington scenes, buildings, the harbour and Botanical Gardens. View of Wellington harbour. Somes Island just visible left of screen. Oriental Bay, city area, Kilbirnie, Newtown and other city suburbs. Government Building in foreground. Public Trust building opposite on corner of Lambton Quay and Stout Street. Cruise ship moored in harbour, just off the wharf. Tram travels down Lambton Quay. The Government Building is just visible on the left of screen and “the Scoullar Company Ltd Furniture Warehousemen” is written on building opposite. Man crosses street toward NZ Railways Office building. Other pedestrians, trams and cars are directed by a traffic officer in the middle of the street. People catch a tram in busy Courtenay Place. Government Buildings, Lambton Quay. Parliament Buildings, Bowen St. NZ Alliance building in foreground. Along Oriental Parade, boats are moored on the waterfront with boat sheds along beachfront. St Gerards Monastery sits on the hilltop above. People walk in the Botanical Gardens.

'With harbourage for the world's navies within the encircling shelter of its hills, the red-roofed city of Wellington, nestling against slopes of verdant green, can lay full claim to the title of the Dominion Capital.”

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Year 1925

Reference number F855

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Duration 0:04:51

Production company New Zealand Government Publicity Office

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